Grosses

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Leads Monday with $4.21M; 'The Purge: Anarchy' #2 with $3.32MJuly 22, 2014 01:05 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes led the way on Monday with $4.21 million. The critically acclaimed 3D sci-fi action sequel has now led the daily box office for ten of the past eleven days. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was down 62 percent from Sunday and down a respectable 49 percent from last Monday. The eleven-day total for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stands at $143.41 million. That is ahead of pre-release expectations and places the film an impressive 32 percent ahead of the $108.76 million eleven-day take of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Universal's The Purge: Anarchy claimed second place with $3.32 million. The sequel to last year's break-out horror film was down a healthy 54 percent from Sunday. In comparison, The Purge fell 51.5 percent on its first Monday to gross $3.31 million. With a very solid four-day start of $33.14 million, The Purge: Anarchy is running 11 percent behind the $37.37 million four-day start of The Purge. However, daily holds for The Purge: Anarchy thus far suggests that the film will hold up a bit better than The Purge did.

Planes: Fire and Rescue claimed third with $1.86 million. The modestly budgeted computer animated sequel from Disney fell 59 percent from Sunday. Planes: Fire and Rescue has grossed $19.37 million through four days. That is a bit below expectations and 22 percent behind the $24.72 million four-day take of last year's Planes (which fell 58 percent on its first Monday to gross $2.49 million). Planes: Fire and Rescue will hope to hold up well going forward due in part to the limited amount of options for family audiences throughout the rest of the summer.

Sony's Sex Tape placed in fourth with $1.55 million. The comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel was down 58 percent from Sunday, which isn't the greatest daily hold for an R-rated comedy on its first Monday. Sex Tape has grossed a significantly poorer than expected $16.16 million through four days of release. That places the film a very disappointing 55 percent behind the $35.61 million four-day start of 2011's Bad Teacher.

Transformers: Age of Extinction rounded out Monday's top five with $1.17 million. The fourth installment of Paramount's sci-fi action franchise was down 60 percent from Sunday and down 42 percent from last Monday. Transformers: Age of Extinction has grossed $228.17 million through 25 days. That currently ranks the film as the fifth highest grossing release of 2014 thus far domestically and before long the film will surpass Maleficent and X-Men: Days of Future Past to move into third place.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Feb. 18 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Safe House$9,737,52050%3,1212$3,120$70,498,8152Universal
2The Vow$9,215,86425%2,9580$3,116$78,543,5552Sony / Screen Gems
3Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$8,710,71526%3,174--$2,744$15,645,5491Sony / Columbia
4Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$8,469,86190%3,50030$2,420$46,041,4542Warner Bros. / New Line
5This Means War$6,893,51923%3,189--$2,162$14,087,0941Fox
6Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$3,353,67876%2,6550$1,263$31,132,8582Fox
7Chronicle$3,123,79755%2,556-352$1,222$48,616,3183Fox
8The Woman in Black$2,728,24640%2,559-297$1,066$43,281,9183CBS Films
9The Secret World of Arrietty$2,573,34952%1,522--$1,691$4,266,0701Disney
10The Grey$1,321,00070%2,107-694$627$46,991,1604Open Road
11The Descendants$1,295,02095%1,243-338$1,042$74,041,51814Fox Searchlight
12Big Miracle$899,12567%1,634-499$550$15,881,8403Universal
13Red Tails$595,16354%1,009-571$590$47,098,9825Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$1,021,47284%8080$1,264$26,675,21013Weinstein Company
2Hugo$675,01299%558-144$1,210$66,100,67813Paramount
3Underworld Awakening$468,73160%826-831$567$61,005,9415Sony / Screen Gems
4The Iron Lady$451,27778%623111$724$24,064,9118Weinstein Company
5One For the Money$325,38861%933-1123$349$25,203,8724Lionsgate
6Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$264,40872%577-798$458$30,420,7609Warner Bros.
7Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$233,51956%403138$579$185,100,97110Warner Bros.
8Contraband$224,70062%420-661$535$65,589,3056Universal
9Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$219,977113%184-48$1,196$22,526,16911Focus
10Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$213,439103%400-102$534$129,507,17310Fox
11Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$206,07068%275-194$749$207,141,86810Paramount
12The Adventures of Tintin$164,68784%30346$544$76,255,4769Paramount
13The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$145,67881%189-80$771$101,246,0109Sony / Columbia
14Man on a Ledge$137,46951%401-1022$343$18,274,3854Lionsgate
15We Bought a Zoo$127,44866%287-133$444$73,561,0639Fox
16War Horse$120,90166%394-108$307$78,601,5959Disney / DreamWorks
17Beauty and the Beast 3D$104,265133%214-464$487$46,896,9266Disney
18Joyful Noise$90,65543%340-346$267$30,242,1356Warner Bros.
19My Week with Marilyn$83,58498%120-5$697$13,570,91813Weinstein Company
20Albert Nobbs$82,21384%119-32$691$2,291,3774Roadside Attractions
21Puss in Boots (2011)$71,39098%163-46$438$148,918,49517Paramount / DreamWorks
22Jack and Jill$50,62975%134-53$378$73,978,41115Sony / Columbia
23Happy Feet Two$41,827106%135-67$310$63,791,33714Warner Bros.
24The Darkest Hour$41,46668%11395$367$21,287,0919Summit
25The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$22,89651%148-82$155$281,251,35714Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 18 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu$95,96959%98-13$979$951,7332UTV Communications
2Born to Be Wild 3D$58,01558%451$1,289$16,318,34046Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Haywire$29,14667%79-184$369$18,728,3545Relativity Media
4Shame$27,47557%44-8$624$3,698,60612Fox Searchlight
5W.E.$21,16663%203$1,058$188,0993Weinstein Company
6Coriolanus$16,11090%132$1,239$307,3505Weinstein Company
7Undefeated$12,95972%5--$2,592$20,5081Weinstein Company
8Young Adult$11,58847%8752$133$16,285,68311Paramount
9Pariah (2011)$8,08558%130$622$680,4688Focus
10The Devil Inside$5,58429%34-61$164$53,176,3717Paramount
11New Year's Eve$5,50638%33-122$167$54,534,78211Warner Bros. / New Line
12In the Land of Blood and Honey$3,09178%8-2$386$282,6969FilmDistrict
13Immortals$2,35389%29-4$81$83,501,03715Relativity Media
14J. Edgar$1,28147%11-31$116$37,302,62415Warner Bros.
15Vettai$5973%1-1$597$201,2396UTV Communications